Iota I-42-EM-A Compact Fluorescent Emergency Ballast, 2 Lamp, 90 Min, 120/277V




BAL500 Fluorescent Emergency Ballast 350-500 Lumens


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BAL500/PAC0314 Fluorescent Emergency Ballast 350-500 Lumens

Works in conjunction with an AC ballast to convert new or existing fluorescent fixtures into unobtrusive emergency lighting • Maintains illumination of one lamp in the emergency mode for a minimum of 90 minutes.


• Provides a minimum of 90 minutes of emergency illumination • Can be installed inside, on top or in remote* of the fixture • Can be used in both switched and unswitched fixtures • UL 924 Listed for damp location • UL listed for Retrofit/Field Installation • Life safety NFPA 101 • NEC/OSHA • Meets most state and local codes.


• Dual Voltage Input 120V/277 VAC, 60Hz • Solid-state charger circuit • Test Switch/Power Indicator light • Temperature Rating (Ambient): 0ºC to 50ºC [32ºF to 122ºF] • Maintenance-free, long life, Sealed Nickel Cadmium Battery • Maximum battery recharge time: 24 hours

Lamp Compatibility

Compatible with 1-lamp, 2-lamp, 3-lamp and 4-lamp fixtures with many ballast types including standard, rapid start, slimline, instant start, dimming and electronic AC ballast – consult factory regarding specific applications • Compatible with many different lamp types – refer to back of page or contact customer service for more information.


Operates one lamp in the emergency mode for a minimum of 90 minutes – please refer to page 2 for more information. Provides a maximum initial lumen output of 500 Lumens

More Information

BAL500 Specification Sheet

Compatibility Guide

Emergency Ballast Cross Reference

Emergency Ballast Instruction Sheet

Emergency & Exit Catalog

Case Quantity10
Input Voltage120/277
Order CodeBAL500
ManufacturerHoward Lighting Products
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